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From the WWE Rumour Mill: Maryse may not really be pregnant 

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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19.79K   //    12 Sep 2017, 19:39 IST

Was this entire angle just a work?
Was this entire angle just a work?

What's the story?

One of the most entertaining angles from this week's episode of RAW had The Miz and Maryse breaking character to announce that they would be proud parents soon, and getting a babyface reaction from the crowd. Enzo Amore interrupted the segment, and it soon transformed into a shoot promo.

Bryan Alvarez from Wrestling Observer questioned the authenticity of Maryse's announcement and wondered if she was really pregnant. We bring you his reservations about the authenticity of the announcement.

In case you didn't know...

The segment in question had Enzo Amore interrupting The Miz during a touching moment and therefore earned the ire of the audience immediately.

The promo entered 'shoot' space immediately afterwards, where The Miz explained why Enzo's backstage behaviour had relegated him to the Cruiserweight Division, where almost every performer was far more talented than he was. However, was the basic premise of the segment itself a work?

The heart of the matter

Alvarez questioned the authenticity of the angle because of the following reason:

So, here's the thing. So, I go on Instagram here. There's nothing about Maryse announcing a child. You'd think that she'd announce that on her Instagram.

Meltzer did not know whether it was just an angle or a shoot and added that because she announced her pregnancy on television, she may not need to do the same on Instagram.

Alvarez then alluded to the fact that comparisons were being made between The Miz and Maryse's unborn child and Kurt Angle's kayfabe son, Jason Jordan during the course of the promo. This further supported his belief that it was all a gigantic work.

What's next?

We wonder if this is all a ruse to build a program between The Miz and Jason Jordan for No Mercy. The child could just be a device to book the title match.

Author's take

I thought this segment was the best part of RAW this week, with two competitors who were equally balanced on the microphone, unlike John Cena and Roman Reigns. Whether it was a work or shoot, I was entertained and that's most of the battle really.

I tend to believe that it's all a work. Call it just a gut feeling and nothing more, really!


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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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